Dip 'N Count®
Urine screening test featuring a double-sided media paddle is easy to use, with colour change and growth results easily read through the vial.
Clinical Dip 'N Count®
The Dip 'N Count® semi-quantitative urine screening test features a double sided media paddle offering a combination of either MacConkey and C.L.E.D or C.L.E.D and E.M.B. The paddle is conveniently attached to the cap of a clear, polystyrene 30ml vial.
The screening procedure is very easy; simply dip the paddle in the urine specimen; allow excess urine to drain off the paddle; return the paddle to the vial and close tightly. After incubation, the color changes and growth results are easily read through the vial.
The process of screening out negative results is very cost effective because only urine specimens displaying a positive growth result need to be sent for further quantitative testing. Click here for color chart for organism identification.
MacConkey Agar with Crystal Violet
A selective and differential medium which supports growth of gram negative bacteria and inhibits that of most gram positive bacteria. Identifies lactose fermenters from non-lactose fermenters.
Eosin Methylene Blue - Levine (E.M.B.-Levine)
A selective and differential medium for gram negative lactose fermenting enteric bacilli. It also give excellent differentiation of Escherichia coli from Enterobacter aerogenes.
Cystine Lactose Electrolyte Deficient (C.L.E.D.) Agar
The medium was first described by MacKey and Sandys specifically for use in dip inoculum procedures for urinary bacteriology. The electrolyte deficient nature of the medium prevents the characteristic swarming of Proteus. Inclusion of lactose allows differentiation of lactose fermenting bacteria by changing the color of the medium from pale green to yellow.